While the majority of the feral cats here in New York can easily live outdoors, there are situations we have found where it is unsafe to return the cats to where they were trapped. In good conscience we sometimes need to find another option for them and relocate them. This is where our barn cat initiative comes in! We pair feral cats who prefer to not live in a home but are in danger living on the street to farms or warehouses who need a barn/working cat. Adopting a working cat helps naturally control rodent populations without having to used rodenticides or other methods. We like to adopt our barn cats out in pairs so they can have a companion.
Adopting a cat though the PKYNC Working Cat Initiative saves a life of an animal whose only other option may have been death. Feral cats are subject to disease, poisoning, hit by cars, and other abuse. You are changing the fate of a cat's life by taking them in and providing a sheltered environment. They earn their keep by helping to control the rodent population on your property.
What we provide:
Spayed or neutered
Tested for FELV and FIV – some of our barn cats have tested positive for FIV and can live a full happy and healthy life in a barn
Acclimation period requirements and will provide a crate if needed
Adoption fee is waived while we get our program up and running
Transportation/delivery of cats from NYC to you
Expectations of barn cat adopters:
Warm, dry shelter in a barn, stable, nursery, farm or warehouse
Daily food and fresh water
Veterinary care, if needed (we can assist if necessary)
Spreading the word to your neighbors about this great program!